Wigwam Tent

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Wigwam Tent

Postby GUEST » Tue Jul 21, 2009 11:21 pm

Just bought a Sportsman's Guide wigwam. It is 12 x 12 with a 7 foot peak. I'll set it up in the yard and water proof it tomorrow. Anyone have any experience with the wigwam? I'll be using it away from home later in the summer.
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Re: Wigwam Tent

Postby GUEST » Thu Jul 23, 2009 12:47 am

Put the Sportsmans Guide wigwam tent up today but couldn't waterproof it because rain moved in (again)! Plus, can't find seam sealer anywhere; I'll have to go to a sporting goods store to get it (at least a 60 mile drive). My question is: the center pole, which holds up the peak, has no "pocket" in the floor to set it in. It just sits directly on the floor of the wigwam Any suggestions on how to keep it from being knocked down if someone hits it in the middle of the night? I hate to have to wake up and set the tent up again.
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Re: Wigwam Tent

Postby GUEST » Sat Jul 25, 2009 10:32 pm

I saw seam sealer at Wal-Mart.

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Re: Wigwam Tent

Postby GUEST » Sat Jul 25, 2009 10:32 pm

P.S.

I have never used seam sealer on my Eureka tents. I've never gotten wet.

I haven't used it on my little Kelty one man either.

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Re: Wigwam Tent

Postby GUEST » Mon Jul 27, 2009 1:07 am

Hi Mary,
Maybe try a smallish piece of plywood or other lumber with a recess for
the pole to form a pole base. The lumber increases the area of the pole
and thereby increases friction which will in turn resist movement. The lumber
will also protect the spot where the pole would have otherwise rested
reducing point stress on the floor and thereby keeping the pole from eventually
poking through the floor material.
An enterprising person with carpentry skills could also make use of the
pole base by adding a shelf or other useful item to make it do double duty
if desired.
What's the size of the wigwam?

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Re: Wigwam Tent

Postby GUEST » Mon Aug 10, 2009 8:21 pm

Thanks Joe. I had thought about filling a jug or old ice cream bucket with cement, and using a broom handle to keep a hole open for the pole until the cement was set. The wigwam is12 x 12, sort of a five-sided shape, with 7 1/2 foot peak. Tons of space in it.
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